Expect Balearic food, music, art and culture in Bloomsbury when Salvador & Amanda launches there next month. The latest opening by Eric Yu, whose Breakfast Group portfolio includes Opium, Jerusalem, Punk and The Social, Salvador & Amanda will feature fine dining restaurant Cadaqués, a buzzing tapas and cocktail bar, DJs and 3am closing at the weekend.
Named in honour of Salvador Dalí and his muse Amanda Lear, Salvador & Amanda offers a taste of Spain with a funky twist and a vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of the cosmopolitan cafés of Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona.
In charge of the kitchen is Rubén Darío Estrella (formerly of Salt Yard) and the intimate first floor dining option, Restaurant Cadaqués, gives him full gastronomic rein. The results are the colourful Galician-style monkfish with chickpeas and Serrano broth; Pork belly confit in Ibérico lard with spinach and membrillo and Wild mushrooms with Monte Enebro goat’s cheese & piquillo pepper. Whole baby lamb and suckling pig can also be ordered with 48 hours’ advance notice.
Meanwhile the ground floor bar offers a tantalising array of authentic tapas, where old favourites like Padrón peppers, Chipirones (baby squid) and Tortilla sit alongside signature creations like Chorizo lollipops with quince aïoli and Roasted salmon with pickled courgettes, pomegranate & wholegrain mustard dressing.
A Spanish-styled drinks menu features sangrias, cavas, cervezas and a cocktail line-up packed full of Iberian ingredients from hand-picked saffron to ripe Seville oranges. dtwo design have created the interiors using reclaimed wood from beach sheds in Norfolk to create the bar and even a working Victorian fireplace.
Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury
1 Vernon Place, London, WC1A